1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Bespoke ASP Blog - Quality vs. Quantity and changing dates

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by lynysys, Aug 31, 2013.

  1. lynysys

    lynysys Newbie

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2010
    Messages:
    29
    Likes Received:
    6
    Hi,

    One of my money sites has a custom .ASP blog section, each .ASP page is a separate blog post and the posts have 2 fields "Title/Date" and "Content".

    Over the last few years this blog has been filled with some "Good content", but a lot of "Filler content", put there just to satisfy the requirement that the blog be updated so that google visits the site often:

    Code:
    "Date/Title", "Content"
    "Feb 8th 2012 - GOOD CONTENT", "A long, well thought out article that is enjoyable to read"
    "Feb 12th 2012 - BAD CONTENT AAAA Page updated", "I just thought I'd let you know on this blog post that the AAAA page was recently updated"
    "Feb 16th 2012 - BAD CONTENT Update made to BBBB page", "In our ongoing site updates we are pleased to say that an update was made to BBBB page"
    "Mar 7th 2012 - GOOD CONTENT", "Another decent article that people will actually want to read"
    ... ...
    
    i.e. Very poor content that doesn't add any value.

    The site has very few visitors at the moment, and I'm planning to go in and delete all the old "Filler" posts and leave the "Good Content".
    However the leftover "Good Content" will be very sparse and maybe it only appears that the blog was updated only once a month:

    Code:
    "Feb 8th 2012 - GOOD CONTENT", "A long, well thought out article that is enjoyable to read"
    "Mar 7th 2012 - GOOD CONTENT", "Another decent article that people will actually want to read"
    
    So I'm considering changing the "Date" part of the "Date/Title" field on the leftover posts to make it appear that the site has been updated much more frequently, say over the last 3 months:

    to:
    Code:
    "Aug 1st 2013 - GOOD CONTENT", "A long, well thought out article that is enjoyable to read"
    "August 4th 2013 - GOOD CONTENT", "Another decent article that people will actually want to read"
    
    The question is: Will Google Care or will it see it as manipulation?